Gender and Mental Health: Do Men Matter Too?

A tip of the hat to Rob Whitley for his critique in Psychology Today of a report from the European Parliament Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Groan

    “mendacious” indeed. Like the UK parliament too often votes are taken on the titles not the content. Sadly too few politicians (unlike Philip Davies) read the stuff they vote on. A fact cleverly used with “virtue signalling” titles concealing content that is the reverse of the title. In this case some clearly discriminatory proposals that appear to have no reason other than to deny screening and other services to males, for no real reason.

    • Mike Buchanan

      ‘No real reason’ other than to privilege women and girls, which to feminists is all the reason needed, if not publicly declared.

  • Sundancekid

    Intrusion and interference by The State, (particularly a state which is repeatedly seen to be corrupted by, or complicit with, false dogma in the shape of 3rd wave feminism), is to be guarded against.

    As a free thinking man I am more than skeptical about the ability of The State to ‘know best’ in regard to my life and my choices. I am not a child, I am an autonomous adult and I do not want or appreciate people I do not know or choose to have in my life having control or power over my mind, body, spirit, or actions.

    Life is a journey of many challenges. Maintaining our own social and mental health is our own responsibility : It is not the responsibility of The State. In fact, it can be said that good mental and social health is fundamentally dependant on independent, effective responsibility for one’s self, one’s choices, and one’s actions.

    There is a tendency by some people, (the liberal fascist left for example..) to look to the government to resolve our personal difficulties. This is dangerous. The feminist anti-masculine State already attempts to belittle and control the lives of men and I, for one, do not wish to see greater powers in the hands of the social services and their friends in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Men today need to look out for each other more. We must not look to The State to maintain the social health of each other: our collective mental health will improve as a direct result of that altruistic social change among men and the women who love them.This J4M&B forum is, optimistically, a part of THAT process.

    More jails are not the answer to the plight of men in society. Neither is an increase in Psychiatric wards, many of which are secure ‘facilities’ able to retain men indefinitely against their will under the corruptable Mental Health Act.. Enforced unproven ‘medication’ is also NOT the answer, and this is what we are dealing with when we talk about state funded ‘psychiatric care’…

    The maintenance and improvement of Men’s social, emotional, and mental health must come in the form of discussion, dialogue, and social change through awareness and cooperation among men (and the women who love them) on the ground level. It will not come by asking the dubious ‘State’ to step in and take care of us.

    I suggest that the feminist Cultural Marxists are welcome to their cosy relationship with the powers that be, and I suggest that in regard to government-funded psychiatric assistance and ‘mental health care’ we as men must be very careful what we wish for. There is a fine line between ‘care’ and ‘control’, and neither The State, or the lucrative psychiatric industry, or the mostly female psychiatric nurses who work within it have the ability to know, or implement, the difference.

    Autonomy and Mutual Respect is the answer because Men’s Health is the responsibility of men, and too often what purports to be ‘care’ in this society is actually implemented as ‘control’…